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Wayne YMCA’s Nationwide Search for Aquatics Director Nets Local Man

Ben Mihalko began swimming for ‘something to do’ in his sleepy hometown outside Pittsburgh, and by age 9 he was doing it competitively at his local YMCA. “The YMCA gave me a love for swimming,’’ said Mihalko, who will join the Wayne YMCA on Jan. 11 as its aquatics director. “Ben comes to us with a wealth of experience MORE >


86 Accountants Add Up to Serious Volunteerism at South Mountain YMCA

South Orange and Maplewood owe some big thanks to their neighbors in Livingston at the accounting firm Sobel & Co. LLC. On Monday, July 27, 86 employees of Sobel & Co. expended 300 man hours at the South Mountain YMCA, painting, lifting, hauling, and mulching through the summer heat and humidity. Perhaps inspired by the Sobel & Co.’s MORE >


Metro YMCA of the Oranges Kicks off 5 Days of Action for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

One in ten people is sexually abused before age 18, an alarming national statistic that has produced a population of 42 million adults scarred by the childhood crime. Intervention can turn the tide, and during National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will join with YMCAs across New Jersey to promote the awareness MORE >


Metro YMCA Promotes Award-Winning Head of Growing Marketing/Communications Department

Greg Albers was working in marketing for a Jewish Community Center in Toledo, Ohio, in 2003 when it became the first JCC in the country to merge with a YMCA — and launched his YMCA career. Albers helped establish the YMCA of Greater Toledo as a premier community center through campaigns, events and a strong online presence. Less than 10 years later, MORE >


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